Hit The Headlines to make headlines from the Bet At Corbettsports.Com “National Hunt” Novices’ Handicap Hurdle at Ludlow
Seven horses will race in the Class 3 Bet At Corbettsports.Com “National Hunt” Novices’ Handicap Hurdle on Thursday, 1st March at Ludlow over two miles and five furlongs. The race has a £5, 848 purse for the winner.
Hit The Headlines, Flemensfirth’s six-year-old bay gelding out of mare Heather Breeze, is trained by Nicky Henderson. He has always been ridden by Barry Geraghty and has won two out of his four career starts.
His career debut was a victory. He won the Peterborough Chase Restaurant Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race on 14th January 2011 at Huntingdon. Hit The Headlines was entered as a 11/10 favourite on the field of twelve.
He was in lead of nine lengths with Diamond Sweeper finishing as the runner up and Sunny Ledgend taking up the third slot.
Hit The Headlines’s next victory came after suffering through a sixth position in his second race of the career. He won the Betfred 1350 Shops Nationwide Novices’ Hurdle on 8th December at Huntingdon. The 5/4 favourite of the race had a length’s advantage over the runner up, Florafern.
Hit The Headlines was an undisputed victor on a field of sixteen horses racing.
He cracked into the 2012 season by taking part in the Download Williamhill.Com On Your Mobile Novices’ Hurdle on 14th January at Kempton. Victory turned its way to The Druids Nephew, putting Hit The Headlines in the third place.
The 10/11 favourite of the race, Captain Sunshine finished second last on the lineup of ten.
Both the times when Hit The Headlines was entered as a favourite, he conquered the race. His second race of the season can easily transform into a third career win provided that he puts in all that he has got.
Themilanhorse, Milan’s six-year-old bay gelding out of mare Sports Leader, has the chances of being placed in the race. He broke from the 2011 season by posting a victory.
He won the Sage Roofing Ltd Maiden Hurdle on 4th December at Warwick over two miles and five furlongs. Leading by a length, he set the 13/8 favourite of the race, Tour D’Argent, into the runner up’s position.
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